Most Successful Anime Franchises
The Top Ten
This franchise is easily the most popular and successful anime franchise if he only include manga and anime. Dragon ball is worth over 5 billion dollars. that's almost as much as marvel is worth right now. The closest anime in terms of popularity and success is naruto which is worth roughly 2 billion. so that makes dragon ball worth 3 billion dollars more than the second most successful anime franchise.
Dragon Ball has earned a special place in my hearth. It's such a good anime, in my opinion the best anime ever made.
This anime is still going strong to this day despite its dark years (I.e. Dragon Ball GT).
Still the number one anime in the world till this day
There is no competition to the international phenomenon that is Pokemon, and it doesn't look like there will be any time soon! With one of the longest-running anime series and a vast array of video games and merchandise, Pokemon is the most successful anime franchise of all time!
I'd say Pokemon has the most successful games, rather than the anime itself.
This franchise has earned more than franchises like marvel and Star Wars. No other anime franchise would even come close to this franchise
Best anime non stop from 21 years you are kidding to make it no. 2
Without pokemon, anime would not be popular in the us
I know I will be pissing off some pirates viewing this because One Piece is more successful in Japan than Naruto. However, on an international level Naruto is far more successful.
This is the best anime in the world for me
If Naruto wasn't on this list...I'd say the writer was a baffoon.
This is best franchise for sure.
I love one piece. I'm still watching it for almost 20 years now..Nothing compares to this anime.
The best! It's long but worth watching. Worldbuilding, character development, storyline everything is good!
Most consistent msnga & anime for the last 20 years & still going
AoT is a series that is not nice to its viewers. It is a series that is not afraid to be controversial, writing out characters as they are killed off, one by one. It encapsulates the meaning of "Survival." That is essentially the meaning of all life is to struggle to survive and to fight.. Fight.. FIGHT!
This is an anime that I go and rewatch over and over again, despite the death. But isn't that what makes the story interesting? Season 2 exceeded my expectations!
The Gundam franchise has a series for any user or viewership. High success rates and invents a new in each pass of generation. With tons of timelines to be in parallel also there is a good appeal of freedom in the animations of Gundam. Much respect towards this series and hopes with it the trend will not at least hold true with what it is to the point.
The Gundam franchise in what is usual has a series to appeal to each different user or viewership. It is real good with depicting what is cool and invents itself a new each passing generation it seems. In plus the timelines are also not the same in each Gundam base series. A real nice job with it and should garner respect at a point once more.
Gundam may have Robots, but it tells a very human story that many anime do not touch and because it is such a long running franchise, there is a Gundam show for everybody.
This is one of the best series by far. I only have two things I want more for it, a more consistent timeline and more new story plots for the original first main character Shirou Emiya
Name any other visual novel franchise that's churned out as much success as Type-Moon's biggest series. To think that what started as an eroge visual novel would turn into a series of manga, light novels, anime, movies, video games, and arguably the biggest cash cow of them yet, the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order. Did I forget to mention its high popularity in its home country Japan?
great idea with some really interesting characters and their philosophies
its also good tragedy
The first 7 episodes are amazing, other 18 episodes are good, but other 12, oh my god... it's super boring and terrible... new characters are super bad(near is a rip off L) and over the top, super lame ending. this anime is just popular for his first 25 episodes.
I think bleach is even better than when it comes to action and T.V. ratings
best psychological in my opinion
it gave roots to modern anime
As a shoujo title it deserves a place in the top 10.
my favorite off all time
great focus on characters probably best in my opinion
it also shows why I like anime when it comes to visuals
Fantastic series with very clever writing. Fantastic character interactions. Absolutely beatiful animation. My favorite series hand down.
Such an underrated anime and novel my favorite all time
Best supernatural mystery
It's is the best show ever I love Every single character
You all sleeping on JoJo easy favorite franchise for me
It is a Japanese-American card game where they use rules of the game, for generations they add more cards to be duels.
I only voted this cause the rest of the shows are better (especially GX season 4) And the game is good
one of the best comedies but it can be also full of action, blood and tears
it has really great philosophy
and main character is just GOAT
Yep keep laughing
The best Comedy anime franchise of all time
You can't keep in the place you are siting without laughing
Funny, the way One writes it is amazing, but I don't understand, why is it lower than anime I have never heard of
Love it or hate it, Sword Art Online is undeniably one of the most successful and popular anime franchises of this decade. A contest entry turned webcomic turned light novel, it's amazing how much this light novel franchise has expanded. Two anime adaptations with a third one on the way, a series of spin-offs with one already set for its own anime adaptation, several video games and mobile games, and most importantly, its first theatrical anime film. Yep, without a doubt successful. Suck it, haters.
Amazing plot, though the first episodes were quite bad
One of the best anime with good ost I've ever seen
Copy of One Punch Man
I find it hard to believe that one of the most successful and popular magical girl anime franchises of all time was actually spun-off from an eroge game series (Triangle Heart)...
5 seasons of anime (MGLN Original, A's, StrikerS, ViVid, and ViVid Strike)
3 (soon to be 4) movies (the Movie 1st, the Movie 2nd A's, Reflection, and the upcoming [as of typing] Detonation)
3 video games (the two A's Portable games for PSP and an online browser game)
a bunch of manga (ViVid, Force, Innocent, InnocentS, and a few others)
and tons of merchandise (ranging from figures, trading cards, card sleeves, die-cast cars, plushies, etc.)